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Massive Aruba

In the south of the Caribbean, just north of Venezuela, sits the tiny island of Aruba (population: 110,000). Together with the nearby islands of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, it makes up the Dutch Caribbean, which falls within the jurisdiction of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. But despite its links to Europe, Aruba still has a distinct Caribbean culture and nowhere is this more evident than the town of San Nicolas.

The Island Called Antigua in the Caribbean

The island called Antigua is the main island of the independent Commonwealth mini-country in the Caribbean that is identified under the twin title as Antigua and Barbuda.

History of Rádio Muda

Martin Butera reports on one of the oldest university and free radio stations in Brazil, “Rádio Muda”, which broadcast since the mid-1980s inside the water tower of the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

Visit to the Brasilia Radio and Television Tower

It already seems to be a classic as well as the giant wheels of the London Eye type, in the city of London England. Communication towers are becoming more and more tourist attraction points.

VOUS St John’s, Newfoundland

Long Lost Radio History Images: LLRI #50 – VOUS – AFRS in Canada.

During the Second World War the United States set up its Fort Pepperrell base on the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake…

What Happened to the Famous KDKA Shortwave Station at Saxonburg?

During its 20 years of operation in the Pittsburgh area, the Westinghouse KDKA stations utilized a dozen or more main and subsidiary shortwave transmitters, ranging in power from less than one kW right up to 50 kW.

Radio Guarujá Paulista, Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil

Radio Guarujá Paulista began broadcasting in the city, according to the data provided by ANATEL (Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações – Brazil), between the mid and late 1940s. Currently the studios and transmitter plant is located in the area of Pitangueiras, a Santa Rosa neighborhood, duly assigned and domiciled in the street, José Vaz Porto, number 175.

Rádio São Jorge, Goiás, Brazil

The idea came in the early 2000s but the project was on hold for years because we had licensing issues. Then last year – at the start of the pandemic – we brought the idea back and the station was born as part of a project led by a non-profit, Turma Que Faz, which offers a range of arts and nature-based activities for kids in the area. It felt like the start of a small revolution and we were able to get the whole community involved.

Radio Weddings – Part 1

In this feature we present Part 1 in an interesting series of wedding events under the title, Radio Weddings. We begin our first story way back more than one hundred years ago, at the time when the coastal steamer SS Princess Anne was commuting the Atlantic coast of the United States.

KNKR Kohala Radio, Hawaii

Radio waves North Kohala, a district encompassing three small towns on the volcanic coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, is well known for its rugged beaches,…

Radio Navarino, Puerto Williams, Chile

Puerto Williams, a town of about 3,000 on the Chilean island of Navarino, is by almost all accounts the southernmost city in the world. Officially the port of entry for ships en route to Antarctica, it nudged out Ushuaia in Argentina for the title in 2019 due to its new categorisation as a city.

Pluralism, Representation and Diversity – Radio JK FM 102.7 MHz Brasilia

Today I present you a different and very special report, from Brazil, to know the story of Alexandre Loyola, who with a lot of effort, dedication and creativity earned a place on the radio stations of the Brazilian capital. He conducts “Programa Show”, which is broadcast in one of the central times of the JK 102.7 Mhz radio station, from Monday to Saturday from 09:00 to 12:00.

A Brief History of the “A Noite” Building

Brief history about the “A Noite” building, which used to be the headquarters of the National Radio of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which in the 40s and 50s was the main radio station in the country and a true symbol of the so-called “Era de la Radio”.

KDKA Shortwave in Pittsburgh: Four Locations

The first location for KDKA mediumwave and shortwave was atop the eight story high Building K at the Westinghouse factory at East Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Building K was the tallest building in this large manufacturing complex and the fledgling KDKA, studio and transmitter, was installed in a wooden shack at the western end of this flat roof.

Brazil: The Early Mediumwave Years

The interesting story of mediumwave radio broadcasting in the South American country of Brazil can be traced back to its very earliest beginnings, in the year 1922, when a temporary demonstration station was installed in what was back then their national capital city, Rio de Janeiro. The Independence Centenary International Exposition, as it was known in English, was open for a little over half a year and it was staged as a 100th anniversary celebration of Brazilian independence.

Radio With Pictures from Radio Manukena, Easter Island

Enjoy rare audio recordings and photo gallery from Radio Manukena on Easter Island

The Easter Island Story

Easter Island is a rugged and fascinating island way out in the South Pacific Ocean. It has been isolated and lonely, and it is an island full of intriguing history and custom…

St. Vincent Volcanic Eruption

Normally a paradise for tourists, a recent massive volcanic eruption on St Vincent Island in the Caribbean (on Friday April 9, 2021) produced an ash…

A Visit to Super Rádio Brasil AM 940 Rio de Janeiro

Our contributor Martin Butera visits the station Super Rádio Brasil AM 940 in Rio de Janeiro.

Radio Voz Missionária

Join our contributor Martin Butera as he visits the Brazilian shortwave station Radio Voz Missionária.

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